svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets
Feedback

Sunshine on South Shore of Big Detroit!

(4 Reviews)

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Calendar

Last updated: 03/05/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Lakehome In Detroit Lakes

This is our home that we have owned and raised our family in since 1990. We live here year round, but are often away from home on business. It is during the times that we are on the road that we welcome guests to use our home.

We have three bedrooms, and two baths. We will provide a full kitchen with all appliances and amenities you need. We have a washer and dryer you are welcome to use. All linens and towels will be provided.

Simply put, all you need to bring is clothes and groceries and you are ready to go!

Detroit Lakes, and Detroit Lake in particular, is not only a good fishing lake, but it is also a great recreational lake. Besides the normal fun water activities of fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, tubing, and just trolling the lakeshore on your boat, there are at least five restaurants and bars that you can just pull up to from your boat. They include the Original Zorbaz, Lakeside Lodge, Holiday Inn, Fireside Supper Club, El Toros Mexican, and our favorite Long Bridge Marina. Also a favorite summer activity is to take your boat out to the sandbar with lunch and cocktails and celebrate with the often 50-100 other boats out there doing the same thing in water that does not go past your knees for nearly half a mile!

FISHING?? from DNR Website

Detroit Lake has a variety of fish habitats and the fish community reflects that diversity.
Leech Lake strain muskellunge were first stocked in Detroit Lake in 1989. Fishing opportunities now exist in this lake for catching muskies over fifty inches long and weighing well over thirty pounds. Recent publicity and excellent fishing have made this lake a very popular destination for muskie anglers from throughout the state and region.

A century ago, Detroit Lake was known to harbor lake sturgeon weighing over 100 pounds. Historical accounts from the Detroit newspaper document angler catches of these giants in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Stream fragmentation (dam building), over fishing, and water quality degradation resulted in the loss of this long-lived and slow maturing fish species from Detroit Lake and the entire Red River watershed. Several steps have been taken to reverse this condition and restore the fishery including modifications of dams to make them passable by fish, various water quality improvements, and restrictive fishing regulations. In addition, lake sturgeon reintroductions began in Detroit Lake and a few other Red River watershed locations in 1997. Some of these sturgeon have recently been found during test netting and electrofishing in Detroit. Also, there have been two reports of anglers catching and releasing lake sturgeon during recent years. There is currently no sturgeon harvest allowed in Detroit Lake because of the length of time it takes for sturgeon to become sexually mature (approximately 15-25 years). However, the potential exists to catch fish over 100 pounds in this lake within decades.

Walleye fishing continues to be very popular in Detroit Lake. Walleye test net catches have been remarkably stable since 1970, except for a decline four years ago which has now reversed itself. Nine different year classes of walleyes were sampled, but the most abundant was the 2008 (age three) which should provide good fishing in the near future. Walleye are stocked at a rate of one pound per littoral acre (1895 lbs) annually to supplement natural reproduction. Natural reproduction occurs periodically but not frequently enough to sustain the walleye fishery in Detroit Lake.

Bluegill catches were down somewhat, but they are still relatively abundant compared to other ecologically similar lakes. Large bluegills (those over eight inches) were found in very modest numbers in 2011. Bluegills have historically been slow growing in Detroit and it is believed that most bluegills reaching seven inches or longer are soon harvested by anglers. With the recent decline in abundance, however, bluegill growth rates appear to have increased. It still takes about six years to grow an eight-inch bluegill in Detroit Lake.

Largemouth bass, black crappie, northern pike and other species continue to be important parts of the fishery in this lake. Northern pike were larger on average in 2007 than at any time in the recorded history of Detroit Lake. Four years later average pike size has reverted to a more "normal" range for this lake. The average length of pike in this young population was 18.8 inches in 2011. With continuing shoreline and watershed development, this diverse, productive, and valuable fishery will need help on several fronts to be sustained. Anglers can help to maintain balance in fish populations by voluntarily releasing a portion of medium and large fish and keeping smaller ones for eating. This is particularly true for northern pike and bluegill. Shoreline owners and other watershed dwellers can help to maintain or improve water quality and fish habitat by leaving shoreline buffer zones, by leaving stands of native aquatic vegetation intact, by taking precautions to prevent invasive species introductions, and by using wise land management practices. It is not known whether water quality can be improved enough to once again sustain a tullibee fishery in Detroit Lake.
Send email

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, Minnesotan... Yeah... You Betcha
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24+...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Main Level...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is our year round home. We are often away from home on business. It is during the times that we are away that the home is available to rent. We have bedroom space to sleep six. Detroit Lakes, and Detroit Lake in particular, is not only a good fishing lake, but it is also a great recreational lake. Besides the normal fun water activities of fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, tubing, and just trolling the lakeshore on your boat, there are at least five restaurants and bars that you can just pull up to from your boat. They include the Original Zorbaz, Lakeside Lodge, Holiday Inn, Fireside Supper Club, El Toros Mexican, and our favorite Long Bridge Marina. Also a favorite sumer activity is to take your boat out to the sandbar with lunch and cocktails and celebrate with the often 50-100 other boats out there doing the same thing in water that does not go past your knees for nearly half a mile!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Channels 500 and up provide very nice listening on the TV in the livingroom....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    42" television in the livingroom, and TVs in each bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Home is located on the South Shore of beautiful Detroit Lake. South Shore Drive is the best beach on the entire lake. We have a 40' dock that has great sunfish right underneath it and muskie!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have a diving raft you are welcome to use. We have a deck boat, but it will not be made available. There is a public boat launch less than 1 mile away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in livingroom....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill... you are welcome to use... but there is a beautiful nature park only one mile away for walks!...moreless

  • Garage:

    My wife operates her own business out of our garage. As a result it may not be available to park cars in during your stay....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    It is a 12 mile ride around the lake! There is lots to see and do on this trek!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating on the deck for at least 10. We also have a firepit and will have dry and split wood ready for your use....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 6 golf courses within 10 miles. The two featured courses are the Detroit Country Club and Wildflower at Fair Hills. Both are open to the public....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There are multiple tennis courts in town that are open to the public....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7.375%

Notes:

This is our year round home. We are often away from home on business. The home is available to rent while we are away.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 03/05/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hector International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Long Bridge Resort and Marina
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Detroit Lakes Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 10
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fireside Supper Club
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Detroit Mountain Ski Area
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Detroit Lake Public Beach

As our name implies, this is lake country. We have more than 400 lakes within 25 miles of Detroit Lakes in northwest Minnesota. Whether you are looking for a nature getaway, an active family vacation, a memorable conference or a pampered rest, we have something for you.

Detroit Lakes is a city in the State of Minnesota and the county seat of Becker County. The population was 8,569 at the 2010 census.[5] Its unofficial population during summer months is much higher, estimated by citizens to peak at 13,000 midsummer, due to seasonal residents and tourists.

U.S. Highways 10 and 59, and Minnesota State Highway 34 serve as the primary routes through the city. Detroit Lakes is located 45 miles east of the Fargo–Moorhead ND-MN statistical metropolitan area. The nearest major metropolitan area with a population over 300,000 is Minneapolis–Saint Paul, which is approximately 205 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes.

Detroit Lakes is a regional summer and winter recreation destination, attracting large amounts of tourists and seasonal residents each year. Its economy is fueled by seasonal population increases, with tourism being the area's chief industry along with agriculture.

Recreation

In and around Detroit Lakes are several lakes used for fishing, boating, wake sports, sailing, jet-skiing, swimming, and freshwater scuba diving. Most prominent and heavily used is Detroit Lake, which features the mile-long city beach. The beach annually hosts the city's Independence Day celebration and fireworks display. In and around Detroit Lakes are 14 golf courses. The area also features an amusement park, a paintball arena, two river tubing companies, and a horseback riding ranch. The city also hosts the annual Becker County Fair. The Shrine Circus performs in Detroit Lakes each year at the Kent Freeman Arena. In the winter off-season, the area remains a popular recreation destination for ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and downhill skiing and snowboarding at the newly renovated Detroit Mountain Recreation Area. The City is one of maybe five in the Nation that has a park dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic.

HISTORIC HOLMES THEATER

The Historic Holmes Theatre, a physical and organizational branch of the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center complex, is a recently renovated Art Deco theatre that hosts year-round music, drama and dance performances. With seating for nearly 1,000, the theatre features a wide variety of professional national and international touring shows (including Arlo Guthrie, the Chinese Golden Acrobats, the New York Theatre Ballet, and the Guthrie Theatre), local performing groups (Playhouse 412, Fargo/Moorhead Jazz Arts Group, Wadena Madhatters) and events (wedding receptions, business meetings, and Detroit Lakes' Annual Festival of the Birds).

Music festivals

Each August since 1983, the city has hosted WE Fest, a prominent camping and country music festival. Campgrounds packed with tents surround a large stage, and the three-day concert attracts around 50,000 music-lovers each summer. In 2007, the attendance reached a record high of 83,000 people over the weekend at the themed "Heavin in '07" concert. The music festival is held annually at the Soo Pass Ranch on Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes. The 2013 lineup included Eric Church, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Wade Hayes, and many other stars of country music.

Community & Cultural Center

A recently built Community & Cultural Center serves Detroit Lakes, incorporating a new fitness center with the completely renovated brick building that once was the Holmes School. The fitness and aquatic area features an 8-lane Olympic regulation pool, an indoor track, a fieldhouse featuring 2 basketball courts, a weight room, cardio fitness center, racquetball courts, and a golf driving/putting range. The old 1931 school building houses the renovated 837-seat Historic Holmes Theatre featuring orchestra and balcony level seating, conference rooms, and the Lakes Area Learning Center and Alternative High School. When completed in 2001, a building of 105,000 square feet was the result of $9.5 million in expenses.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: We have raised our two kids on this property since 1990. They are both grown and gone and we are on the road often. We are looking to share this unique setting with others who enjoy the lake life of the Detroit Lakes area.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Minnesotan... Yeah... You Betcha
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

Send email

 

Photos

VRBO #708465

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-640-7927

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
svg-report-flag